Layer Glossary

Layer TypeDescriptionLayer Preview Image
3D Layer3D layer displays 3D models on map by using latitude and longitude coordinates.
Arc LayerArc layers are useful for visualizing the distance between two points as well as comparing distances in 3D.
Cluster LayerCluster layers visualize aggregated data based on a geospatial radius.
Flow LayerFlow layers visualize origin-destination movement patterns between latitude and longitude coordinates.
Geojson/Polygon LayerPolygon layers can display either paths, polygons or points. For example, a path layer can display data like trip routes.
Grid LayerGrid layers are similar to heatmap layers. They show the density of points.
H3 LayerH3 layers visualize spatial data using H3 Hexagonal Hierarchical Spatial Index.
Heatmap LayerHeatmap is a graphical representation of data in which values are represented as colors.
Hexbin LayerHexbin layers aggregate points into hexagons. The counts can be represented through color and/or height.
Hex Tile LayerHex Tile layers use Foursquare's proprietary Hex Tile tiling system.
Icon LayerIcon layers are a type of point layer. They allow you to differentiate between points by assigning icons to points based on a field.
Line LayerLine layers are the 2D version of arc layers. Both draw a line between two points to represent distance,but, in a line layer, the drawing lies flat on the map.
Point LayerPoint layers draw points for a given event or object based on its latitude and longitude.
Raster LayerRaster layers show aerial photographs, imagery from satellites, or even scanned maps.
S2 LayerTo use S2 layers, you need to assign a column containing S2 tokens.
Trip LayerVisualize movement through animations, such as air travel over a period of time
Vector LayerVector layers use the three basic GIS features to represent real-world features in digital format.
WMS LayerWMS layers render map imagery optimized for the current viewport.